Accessibility and eBooks – Resources and an Interview

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Petri, the Director of the Web Accessibility Center at The Ohio State University, about the accessibility of eBooks and eBook readers.  Ken is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic and offered a great deal of information during the interview.  It’s about 25 minutes in length, so I […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Accessibility · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Publishing

New Articles of Interest

January 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

eBook and Audiobook Download Websites for Libraries See Record Growth in 2009 — OverDrive “Blindness Organizations And ASU Settle Amazon Kindle DX Discrimination Suit” By Robin Wauters TBI Research claims Amazon currently sells 90% of all e-books The Kindle vs. the Nook Mortgaging the future of universities the e-book package way think | The Digital […]

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Case Western Students will use Kindle for Textbooks

May 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

CWRU Chemistry and Computer Science students will use the new Kindle to access textbooks in Fall ’09.   See the full article in either the Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 6, 2009 or The WSJ, May 5, 2009. Amazon has worked a deal with publishers to load the textbook content on the Kindle, which will be “supplied” […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Textbooks · Vendor News